There are a lot of words and phrases in the fitness world that can be confusing to even a seasoned gym-goer. I’m hoping to take some of the mystery out of your workout, and define some terms and equipment that can trip us up.
Sets – The number of cycles of repetitions of an exercise performed.
Repetitions (reps) – the number or times an exercise is executed in one set.
BOSU – Blue half ball with a rubber dome and hard black bottom. BOSU means BOth Sides Up, meaning you can exercise and do balance work on it dome up and dome down.
TRX – A portable suspension training system that leverages gravity and body weight. Traditionally black and yellow.
Fusion – Fusion Fitness refers to a blend of two forms of exercise. Most commonly we see it as a blend of Yoga and Pilates.
Plyometric – also known as “jump training” or “plyos”, are exercises in which muscles exert maximum force in short intervals of time, with the goal of increasing power (speed-strength).
HIIT Training – High Intensity Interval Training. HIIT mixes traditional strength exercise with high intensity cardiovascular intervals and plyometric exercises
Step up your game with one of our new fitness & wellness classes at Saddletowne YMCA in 2016:
Obstacle Race Training
This is a great class to take whether you are looking for a program that will challenge you in different ways, push you past a fitness plateau or help prepare you for an actual Obstacle Race for the first or fiftieth time! This class will cover muscular strength and endurance, cardiovascular endurance, balance, agility and grip strength with a variety of drills that will take you out of your comfort zone and drive your fitness to the next level. In addition to studio, track and weight floor work, certain classes may include workouts on the climbing wall, in the swimming pool or outdoors to improve your fitness in a range of environments and modalities.
Mondays | Starts Jan 11 | 5:30-6:30pm | M $90 NM $126 | 9 classes | Barcode# 107157
Wednesdays | Starts Jan 13 | 6:30-7:30pm | M $100 NM $140 | 10 classes | Barcode# 107158
Fridays | Starts Jan 15 | 10:30-11:30am | M $100 NM $140 | 10 classes | Barcode# 107159
Are you passionate about sports? Do you want to build strength and stamina to improve your game? This class will provide sports-based exercises and drills to help you increase muscular strength & endurance, coordination, agility, quickness and stability to improve your sport performance. Exercises and drills will be determined based on the interests and needs of the group, according to their sport(s) of preference.
Thursdays | Starts Jan 14 | 7:00-8:00pm | M $100 NM $140 | 10 classes | Barcode# 107161
Fridays | Starts Jan 15 | 5:15-6:15pm | M $100 NM $140 | 10 classes | Barcode# 107163
Sundays | Starts Jan 17 | 5:30-6:30pm | M $90 NM $126 | 9 classes | Barcode# 107162
Are you tired of machines and dumbbells? This class will teach you about different training techniques and equipment that can be used to take your workout to the next level. Learn how to use things like Kettlebell, TRX and Battleropes with proper form and apply principles of HIIT (high intensity interval training) for optimal efficiency. Step out of the rut with Advanced Conditioning!
Tuesdays | Starts Jan 12 | 7:30-8:30pm | M $100 NM $140 | 10 classes | Barcode# 107121
Wednesdays | Starts Jan 13 | 9:15-10:15am | M $100 NM $140 | 10 classes | Barcode# 107160
Nutrition 101: 7 Keys to Eating for Good Health
Are you wanting to make changes to your eating habits but are unsure where to start? Have you tried dieting and found that you were left feeling hungry and unsatisfied? Are you aware of the changes you want to make but just need a bit of extra support getting there? Are you confused by all of the conflicting nutrition information and advice being dished out by the media?
If any of these situations apply to you, this is a course you won’t want to miss! Facilitated by a Registered Dietician, this course will introduce you to simple dietary changes you can adopt that will make the most difference to your health, along with practical strategies for doing so. The science behind the information will be explored to help clarify nutritional advice and dispel the myths. In addition, you will have the opportunity to keep a personal food journal and receive weekly feedback and support on your progress and challenges over this 8-week program to give you the best chances for success in reaching your goals.
Saturdays | Starts Jan 16 | 9:30-10:30am | M $80 NM $112 | 8 classes | Barcode# 111873
Get Your Move On! Here are a dozen & 1 ways to do it! Attend a free demo class and enter to win a FREE registered class! One ballot provided for each demo class attended. Must attend the full class. Draw will occur on December 24, 2014 at 12:00pm. Winner will be contacted by phone or email.
Saturday, December 13
Pilates Level 1 – 8:00-9:00am – Studio B – Jacqui
Self Defense – 9:30-10:30am – MP1 – Geri
Sunday, December 14
Fitness Kickboxing – 6:30-7:30pm – Studio B – Diane
Monday, December 15
Belly Dance – 6:30-7:30pm – Studio B – Serena
AquaBootcamp – 7:00-7:45pm – Pool – Kristin
Tuesday, December 16
Active Yoga – 5:15-6:15pm – Studio B – Agatha
TRX – 6:30-7:30pm – Studio B – Agatha
Wednesday, December 17
Bellyfit® – 5:30-6:30pm – Studio B – Serena
Active Yoga – 6:00-7:00pm – Studio A – Agatha
Metabolic Conditioning – 7:15-8pm – Studio A – Agatha
Thursday, December 18
Hard Core – 6:00-7:00pm – Studio B – Agatha
Kettlebell Bootcamp – 6:30-7:30pm – MP1 – Jacqui
Monday, December 22
Women’s Resistance – 9:30-10:30am – Studio B – Kaia
Bellyfit SAGE™ – 10:30-11:30am – Studio A – Serena
Space is limited, first come first serve.
Not all registered programs will be represented during Demo Week.
DEMO Days Schedules:
Looking to supliment your current workouts? Want to try something new?
YMCA Calgary is offering free programs at all of our locations September 3-8th. Please visit your branch for individual schedules.
Try zumba, yoga active, yoga passive, metabollic conditioining, TRX, TRX cycle, Women’s resistance training, Boxer’s workouts, Kettlebell bootcamps and much more!
Experience the strength and functional workout of the TRX combined with the cardiovascular challenge of group cycling.
Please call 403-781-1684 for more information and to register.
It’s not too late to join spring classes at the YMCA! So much to choose from! Come in … Have Fun… Be healthy.
For more information, please call your local branch or take a look at our Program Guides for times and selection.
Spring/Summer Program Registration is open
Spring Programs start April 1st – it’s not too late to register!
Members – February 25th 5:30am.
Non Members – Spring March 5th 5:30am
Non Members – Summer June 3rd 5:30am
Don’t miss your chance to register for your favorite programs.
Preschool – Swim Lessons, Variety, Sports, Tumble Time, Kangaroos and Climbers, Gym and Swim and much more.
Youth – Swim Lessons, Junior Lifeguard Club, H20 Extreme, Steve Nash Basketball, Parkour, Court Sports, Floor Hockey, Badminton, Handball, Indoor Soccer and more!
Adult – Yoga, Pilates, Fusion, Resistance Training for Triathlon, Kettlebell Bootcamp, Yoga for Runners, Tai Chi, Zumba, Xfit, Outdoor Bootcamps, TRX, Running programs, Boxer’s workout, Metabolic Conditioining, Triathlon Swim, Masters Swim, Learn to Swim, Stroke Improvement, Swim Fit and Aqua Boot Camp!
This is your opportunity to try out some of our Registered classes for FREE! Please note that evening drop-in fitness classes will not be running during demo week.
Monday, March 25
6:00-7:00pm Belly Dancing Level 1 – Studio B
7:15-8:15pm Circuit Training – Studio B
Tuesday, March 26
5:45-6:45pm Boxer’s Workout – Studio B
6:30-7:00pm Martial Arts – Capoeira – Youth (6-11yrs) – MP1
7:30-8:00pm Martial Arts – Capoeira – Adult (12+) – MP1
7:30-8:30pm Intro to Olympic Lifting – Weight Floor
Wednesday, March 27
5:15-6:15pm Dance-NIA – Studio B
5:45-6:45pm Martial Arts – Hap Ki Do Adult (12+) – MP1
7:00-8:00pm Qi Gong Presentation – MP1
Thursday, March 28
10:15-11:15am Functional Training – Studio A
1:30-2:30pm Dance – NIA – Studio A
4:45-5:30pm Qi Gong – Youth (8-14) – MP1
6:00-6:30pm Cardio Kickboxing – Studio B
7:30-8:30pm Hard Core – Studio A
Friday, March 29
GOOD FRIDAY STATUTORY HOLIDAY – no classes running
Facility Open Holiday Hours 7:00am-8:30pm
Saturday, March 30
10:45-11:15am Yoga Level 2 – Power Yoga – Studio A
11:30-12:00pm ZUMBA – Studio A
12:15-12:45pm ZUMBA Family – Studio A
Sunday, March 31
9:00-10:00am Metabolic conditioning – Studio B
This is your chance to come try out some of our registered classes for FREE! Always been curious about what TRX is? Been meaning to try out Yoga for ages? Come on out next week to try out any of the following classes:
Monday, March 25:
9:00-10:00am TRX Bootcamp – MP3
5:00-6:00pm Family Yoga – MP2
7:00-8:30pm Yoga Level 2 – MP2
Tuesday, March 26:
8:45-9:45am Aqua Boot Camp – Training Pool
3:00-3:45pm Baby and Me H20 – Training Pool
5:30-6:30pm Yoga Level 1 – MP2
6:45-7:45pm Boxer’s Workout – MP2
Wednesday, March 27:
6:00-7:00am Interval Blast – Gym
8:45-9:45am Yin/Yang Yoga – MP2
Thursday, March 28:
4:15-5:15pm Youth Yoga – MP2
5:30-6:30pm Gentle Yoga – MP2
5:30-6:30pm Zumba – MP3
6:45-7:45pm Tai Chi – MP3
Saturday, March 30:
9:00-10:00am Yoga Level 1 – MP2
9:00-10:00am Hard Core – Weight Floor
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